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Jimmie Webster: A Great Gretsch Ambassador

Jimmie Webster: A Great Gretsch Ambassador

Gretsch Celebrates the 110th Birthday of a Colorful Musician, Inventor, and Traveling Ambassador for Gretsch Guitars. Jimmie Webster was born on August 11, 1908 in Van Wert, Ohio into a very musical family. Both parents played as well as taught piano and his sister,...
Great Gretsch Guitarists: Jim Rotramel

Great Gretsch Guitarists: Jim Rotramel

A Few Minutes With The Rockabilly Tone Master of Skinny Jim and The Number 9 Blacktops. You gotta love the wry, playful, Midwestern way Jim Rotramel approaches life and his music career. As frontman of the hard-driving rockabilly trio, Skinny Jim and The Number 9...
Happy 95th Birthday, Bill!

Happy 95th Birthday, Bill!

July 13, 2018 marked Bill Hagner’s 95th Birthday! To celebrate this very special occasion, a group of friends gathered to share cake, gifts, stories, and music with Bill. Bill with a great birthday smile! Time to blow out the candles. Knowing his birthday was...
On the passing of D. J. Fontana

On the passing of D. J. Fontana

Celebrating a drumming pioneer…and his Gretsch connection. Along with the rest of the music world, everyone at Gretsch is saddened by the passing of Dominic Joseph “D.J.” Fontana this past Wednesday, June 13. But we also want to celebrate two wonderful things about...